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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 6, 2009 4:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and the Travis Bean

I think it was the times and his evolution more than the guitar that is grabbing you W.T.

That's cool, I know where you're at and why. I am curious as to what other things you listen to especially live. I know you like Cream and a few of the giants from that era.Heck sometimes I get burned out on the Dead and I listen to most of the whole spectrum ( Of course it never lasts long), I can't imagine listening to only a couple years worh without REALLY getting burned out.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 6, 2009 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and the Travis Bean

Hey--you know who I really like is Leo Kottke. I really like Jorma acoustically too. Though I do go for that 60s big guitar sound of the guys we have talked about (but Townsend, Page, Beck don't do as much for me, and yet, the acoustic Won't Get Fooled again on Secret Policeman's Ball is one of my favs of all time, and so is the acoustic sounding Babe I'm Gonna Leave Ya by Jimmy Page et al), I really like acoustic material, and in many ways, the lyrics grab me as well. So, as another example, the Band doing Be Released is another fantastic song...

Over the latter yrs, suppose that's why I am drawn to Byrne, but also Jack White on Jolene, etc.

I guess that comes down to idiosyncratic preference for a combination of songwriting, singing and guitar playing.

Sorry--babbling a bit there...

This post was modified by William Tell on 2009-04-07 01:25:13

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Apr 7, 2009 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and the Travis Bean

I love Leo Kottke too. I always thought he was just an acoustic guitar virtuoso until I saw him live and realized what a dry humored storyteller he is as well. Reminded me a bit of Garrison Keiller ( although Kottke is funnier imo ) and then I found out they're both from Minnesota. Must be in the water or something.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 6, 2009 8:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and the Travis Bean

"idiosyncratic preference for a combination of songwriting, singing and guitar playing" = look no further than ....

RICHARD THOMPSON

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2009 7:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and the Travis Bean

Not that Walton's guy again...I just got over that...

JK; have heard something by him--one of the kids had something on a compilation or some such. Will keep an eye out for it.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 7, 2009 2:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and the Travis Bean [FOR WT]

Here's a quick way to find out if the same is for you:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11167464

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2009 4:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and the Travis Bean [FOR WT]

Oh--too much! So, have talked to Rob about this, BUT the oldest son, the one that's in the band, has a great deal of Fairpoint Convention! That must be how I knew I knew this guy...small world.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 7, 2009 4:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and the Travis Bean [FOR WT]

I love Fairport. Liefe and Liege and Unhalfbricking get a lot of play in my house, and tons of RT solo, with Linda, etc.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Apr 7, 2009 5:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and the Travis Bean [FOR WT]

that's "fairport" (I some how always turn it into "fairpoint" AND not sure why).

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Poster: amosearle Date: Apr 7, 2009 5:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry and the Travis Bean

I'm a Kottke fan. I think Icewater is one of my favorite albums of all time.